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Infant botulism with prolonged faecal excretion of botulinum neurotoxin and Clostridium botulinum for 7 months.
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PMID:  23688392     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
SUMMARY In Finland in April 2010, a 3-month old baby was diagnosed with type A infant botulism. He excreted botulinum neurotoxin and/or Clostridium botulinum in his faeces until November 2010. Five months of excretion was after clinical recovery and discharge from hospital. C. botulinum isolates recovered from the household dust in the patient's home were genetically identical to those found in the infant's stool samples. Long-term faecal excretion of C. botulinum may pose a possible health risk for the parents and others in close contact with the infant.
Y Derman; H Korkeala; E Salo; T Lönnqvist; H Saxen; M Lindström
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-5-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epidemiology and infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Epidemiol. Infect.     Publication Date:  2013 May 
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Created Date:  2013-5-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8703737     Medline TA:  Epidemiol Infect     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, University of Helsinki, Finland.
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